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Graduate Programs

Azusa Pacific University’s business and management graduate programs provide advanced professional education that can lead to or enhance a career in a variety of settings, including business, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Careers in such areas become more demanding each day. As a result, business leaders need a wide range of management skills. A firm grounding in these skills is provided by courses grouped around selected, broad overviews of organizational activity.

The School of Business and Management (SBM) offers the following graduate degrees: the Master of Business Administration, also available as an Online MBA, and in Young Executive and Millennial (accelerated) formats; the Master of Arts in Management (MAM), also available as an Online Master of Arts in Management an in a Young Executive (accelerated) format; and the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA). These programs are experience-based, offering students the most relevant and marketable education possible.

SBM is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) and is a candidate school in the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

APU graduates succeed because they possess the tools that empower them to take action, assume leadership roles, and define their niche within the competitive business sector.

Programs Offered

Master’s Degrees

MBA

The Master of Business Administration program teaches working professionals the key concepts and skills, both analytical and relational, to be successful managers and leaders in business and society.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources and Organizational Development
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Management
MBA (online)

The Online Master of Business Administration offers students a flexible, streamlined program in a convenient online format. Expert faculty in the Online MBA program equip students with a broad foundation of essential business knowledge paired with APU’s signature focus on leading with integrity. Explore a comprehensive view of business strategy and finance, building skills to help you thrive in the global marketplace.

Management, M.A.

Through the MAM program, students gain relevant business and leadership strategies without a financial emphasis. Hands-on learning enables students to implement management principles in the modern workplace, while learning to positively steer organizational change and create a culture of teamwork.

  • Diversity for Strategic Advantage
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Organizational Development and Change
  • Public Administration
  • Strategic Management
Management, M.A. (online)

APU’s Online Master of Arts in Management (MAM) program brings relevant business and leadership strategies to a flexible online format, helping managers and leaders learn how to effectively motivate employees to exceed market expectations in national, international, and global organizations.

Accelerated Master’s Degrees

Master of Professional Accountancy

The Master of Professional Accountancy degree is designed to equip ethical leaders in the financial fields. The master’s degree in accounting emphasizes preparation for the CPA exam and real-world experience through internships and job placement for graduates. This full-time, intensive program for recent graduates allows students to complete an advanced degree in just one year.

Millennial MBA

The Millennial MBA is an accelerated, comprehensive, and intensive 12-month graduate business program that develops exceptional business management professionals with outstanding moral character, strong analytical and innovative decision-making skills, and a worldview that understands and appreciates the global diversity in cultures, markets, and economies.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources and Organizational Development
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Management
Young Executive M.A. in Management

The Young Executive MAM Program equips students to positively steer organizational change and create a culture of teamwork. APU undergraduate business students can begin coursework toward an M.A. in Management during final semester and complete the degree in one year.

  • Diversity for Strategic Advantage
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Organizational Development and Change
  • Public Administration
  • Strategic Management
Young Executive MBA

The Young Executive MBA program allows APU undergraduate business students to obtain an experience-based, internship-driven graduate degree. Students benefit from more than an integrated curriculum; they will be actively involved in the local business community, learning by doing as they tackle real-world business situations.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources and Organizational Development
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Management

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.